SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The pace of this year’s winter wheat harvest in South Dakota remains well ahead of the long-term average.
The federal Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop progress and condition report that 79 percent of the crop is in the bin, compared with 57 percent on average.
The spring wheat harvest in the state is now one-third complete. That’s also well ahead of the average pace.
The majority of most crops in South Dakota remain rated mostly in fair or good condition.
Topsoil moisture supplies statewide are rated 78 percent adequate to surplus, with 71 percent of subsoil moisture in those categories.
Pasture and range conditions statewide are mostly rated fair or good.